Castle doctrine is coming to Pennsylvania

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:

The state Senate, in a 45-5 vote, gave final approval Monday to the so-called Castle Doctrine bill to expand the right of people to use deadly force against attackers in places outside their homes. A spokesman for Gov. Tom Corbett said the governor would sign the bill but was not sure when.

The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Scott Perry, R-York, eliminates a requirement that people try to retreat before using deadly force in those situations.

The gun-control nuts aren’t happy, of course:

Opponents, including a number of police chiefs and mayors, argue that existing laws provide adequate safeguards and warn the bill could foster a “Wild West” mentality.

“This is going to be dangerous for Pennsylvanians,” said Max Nacheman, executive director of CeaseFirePA, a gun-control group. “This creates more situations in which violence is an alternative.”

Any time, anywhere gun laws are liberalized, the gun-control nuts talk about how it’s going to become the “Wild West”. It never happens. No one is buying it any more.

POSTCRIPT: In fact, even the Wild West wasn’t the Wild West.

UPDATE (6/28): Governor Corbett has signed the bill. When Pennsylvania fails to become the “Wild West”, will the gun-control nuts admit they were wrong? Well, they never have before.


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